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FOX News
Dec 27, 2012 6:00am PST
years day. >> kelly: we've been talk being the fiscal cliff and getting a deal, the president is coming back and the senate is coming back. the house is not. house speaker john boehner staying in ohio. he says some contact, but communication is no substitute for senate action. it's all in the senate. >> juliet: all righty. log on to our web site for our after the show show because we're going to be giving you lots of gossip and secrets that you don't hear. >> kelly: really? >> juliet: yeah. >> clayton: that's news. i'll make sure i'm there. gregg: fox news alert. millions at the mercy of mother nature this morning after a massive storms slams the northeast bringing snow, rain, high winds, icy road conditions. more than 50 flights have been canceled today following the grounding of more than 1700 the day before. coming up in minutes we'll go live to anna kooiman live in scranton, pennsylvania where folks are trying to dig out from more than a foot of snow. but first, bad weather making be delaying lawmakers plans to get back to the negotiating table in washington, d.c. good morning, i'm gregg jarrett in "ameri
FOX News
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am PST
the president two nights ago it was the first time he heard from a democrat about the fiscal cliff negotiations, whether the president, senator reid or others in about a month, around thanksgiving. with the democrats not reaching out to senator mcconnell for a month, doesn't seem like they have been pushing very hard for a deal, gregg. gregg: has the bickering between reid and boehner sort of poisoned the negotiations past the point that, you know, maybe this meeting will help at all? >> reporter: it may have because it's really, we've seen tensions escalate ever since before christmas when john boehner was not able to get a deal through the house where he has a very strong republican majority. he had a rebellion amongst some of his fellow conservatives. that is what held it up. senator harry reid as you say was very rough going directly after boehner yesterday. take a listen. >> the american people i don't think understand the house of representatives is operating without the house of representatives. it's being operated with a dictatorship of the speaker, not allowing the vast majority of the house of representatives to get what
FOX News
Jan 1, 2013 7:00am PST
heading for the fiscal cliff, here is the senate republican leader's closing argument. >> each of us could spend the rest of the week discussing what a perfect solutioning would have looked like, but the end result would have been the largest tax increase in american history. the president wanted tax increases, but thanks to this imperfect agreement, 99% of my constituents will not be hit by those hikes. >> reporter: and you expect to hear that argument a lot in the coming hours as people try to sell this over in the house. house republicans voted to extend all the bush tax cuts, but harry reid never took that up. and so this is the only vehicle possible to avoid a massive tax hike for the entire country, rick. rick: well, we'll see what happens over the next several hours, and i have a feeling you and i will be talking again throughout the day. happy new year to you, mike. see you again soon. heather: that final deal was hashed out by senate minority leader mitch mcconnell and vice president joe biden. here's the vice president on capitol hill last night just before the senate vote.
FOX News
Dec 31, 2012 6:00am PST
, where do the things stand in the fiscal cliff talks at this critical late-stage? >> reporter: gregg, there seems to be some hope that conversations between vice president joe biden and senator mitch mcconnell can produce a deal. aides say the two men spoke multiple times last night and will continue working toward a solution. mcconnell called the vice. president bush: after weighing 18 hours from senate majority leader harry reid who seemed to throw in the towel. >> there is still significant difference between two sides and negotiations continue. there is still time left to reach an agreement and we intend to continue negotiations. >> reporter: a big issue is what thresh do you continue the bush tax cuts. the democrats latest proposal, extend expiring tax rates for individuals with taxable income up to $360,000. and couples with income of about $450,000. senate republicans latest proposal allah taxes to rise on $450,000 for individuals and 550,000 for couples. republican aides say the democrats in the senate have not made any additional offers since saturday afternoon. gregg: what is going on the house side of the capitol? >> reporter: the attitude they have been doing their wor
FOX News
Jan 1, 2013 12:00pm PST
that so-called fiscal cliff. just to briefly summarize for you, the senate bill will raise taxes on incomes of $450,000 for couples $400,000 for individuals, cuts $15 billion in spending while increase tax revenues by $620 billion. that's a 41-1 ratio of tax increases to spending cuts. the senate voted 89-8 in favor of the package. thousand putting it into the hands of the house. so now we are here. chief congressional correspondent mike emmanuel is live for us on capitol hill. mike, do you think they will act? we heard nancy pelosi asking for the straight up or down vote. take us through the steps. what would that involve? what does that mean? >> it is interesting, heather, listening to that. everybody on capitol hill is wondering what the house republicans thinks about the deal. the deal was struck by the vice president and the senate republican leader. the house republicans haven't embraced it yet. they have been meeting behind closed doors. there are a lot of questions about what they are hearing about republican support, how many democratic votes they can bring to the table. th
FOX News
Dec 26, 2012 6:00am PST
boehner said the ball is in the president and the senate's court to avoid the fiscal cliff. now there are only days left before americans could be hit with massive tax hikes and spending cuts. so who is under more political pressure to get a deal done, the presidentdemocral republicans? alan colmes, host of the alan colmes radio show. brad blakeman is a former deputy assistant to president george w. bush. thank you both for joining us. the debt over $16 trillion. does the democratic plan, the latest one, put a dent in that? >> not at all. as a matter of fact it is more spending and less revenue. you know the problem rests with the president because the buck stops with him or should stop with him. he is the leader of our country and they control two third of government. we control the house but they still control the senate and white house. and let's remind everybody. the president appointed a commission on debt over three years ago and they came up with their findings two years ago and the president rejected simpson-bowles when he could have, at the time, not only averted this c
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